Articles tagged 'children'

Working together for Zim's sustainable development 20 September 2017 HARARE -The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitmentsarticulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF). The United Nations, through the ...
Rich, famous drown in maintenance debt 3 September 2017 HARARE - Responsibility is one thing that several people are afraid of in life, which has seen many men including popular figures being dragged before the courts for failing to pay maintenance towards the upkeep of their children. Politicians, business people, pastors, musicians and ordinary c...
Children forced to beg at road intersections 9 July 2017 HARARE - As the economy continues to bite the dust, more and more children in and around Harare are being forced to beg from motorists at road intersections. Some of the children will be carrying family siblings on their back as they dangerously move, bowel in hand, between moving vehicles. ...
Life on the margins in Epworth 14 May 2017 HARARE - Maggots feast on faecal matter in Epworth as children play close by, apparently oblivious of the health implications. Elsewhere in this dirt-poor place, a toilet collapses with a resident inside, while a shallow well also caves in while people are fetching water. All these incident...
Nearly 5 000 children live on streets 20 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has an estimated 4 701 children living and working on the streets of the country's major cities — Harare, Mutare, Bulawayo and Beitbridge — the Social Welfare ministry has revealed. Without clarifying how recent the estimates were, last week Social Welfare deputy minister Tap...
Children's sex book causes stir 22 February 2017 JAKARTA - A children's book is at the centre of a controversy in Indonesia because it teaches children about masturbation. A photo of the book - I Learn to Control Myself, written by Fita Chakra - has spread across social media since Monday, sparking a discussion online about sexual education ...
Fruit-flavoured drugs to slash TB deaths 27 December 2016 HARARE - More children are likely to survive tuberculosis (TB), the leading infectious disease killer, after Zimbabwe announced it plans to introduce new strawberry and raspberry-flavoured medicines in January. TB killed 10 percent of Zimbabwe’s children last year, according to the World Healt...
Aid agencies' pull-out threat a nightmare 28 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's regime continues to manipulate the magnanimous relief effort by western governments and aid agencies, forcing the humanitarian agencies to make painful choices — either to stop dealing with the rogue and unsavoury government or turning their back on needy civili...
'Food aid politicisation affecting children' 14 September 2016 HARARE - Children are the hardest-hit by Zanu PF's continued politicisation of food aid and abuse of other government-sponsored programmes, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said. In a statement, ZPP, an organisation that monitors peace in communities, said children are now suffering becaus...
Gallery commences story-telling sessions 5 September 2016 HARARE - The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe (NAGZ) on Saturday commenced holding story-telling sessions over the weekends. The sessions will be spearheaded by award-winning author, Ignatius Mabasa. NAGZ curator for Education and Public Programmes, Tandazani Dhlakama told the Daily News th...
Hospitals serving expired baby formula 22 April 2016 UMZINGWANE - Some hospitals operating in hunger-stricken areas are administering expired feeding formulas to children suffering from acute malnutrition. Officials at Umzingwane District Hospital said the F100 and F75 feeding formulas that were given to children with acute malnutrition and othe...
Parents must provide for their children 12 April 2016 HARARE - Recent reports from Manicaland that schoolgirls are now one of the major drivers of new HIV infections, are indeed worrisome and call for all stakeholders to have a rethink on strategies to combat the scourge, otherwise the strides made thus far in the fight against the killer disease co...
Will children go back to school? 2 January 2014 HARARE - One prominent development scholar did ask the question — if education is the answer, then what is the problem. As the first term begins, not all children will be able to continue with their education. Some whose parents are base of stock will certainly pin their hopes on stampeding...
China to relax one-child policy 15 November 2013 BEIJING - China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to have only a single child, state media say. In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, says the Xinhua news agency. The one-child policy already exempts rural dwellers and ethnic minor...
Govt sweats over paediatric infections 14 November 2013 HARARE - At least 10 000 children are being infected annually with HIV, with most of the infections through mother-to-child transmission, Vice President Joice Mujuru said yesterday. In an address to the eMTCT week and launch of lifelong treatment for HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding wom...
Sports gala benefits children living with disability 17 September 2013 MUTARE - It was smiles galore for Mutare's children living with disability last Friday as award-winning non-governmental organisation – Sport 4 Socialisation (S4S) gave them the opportunity to compete with their peers at the Institutional Adapted Physical Activity track and field athletics compet...
Is society protecting our children? 19 June 2013 HARARE - As Zimbabwe joined the rest of Africa to celebrate Day of the African Child on June 16, the country s social workers said African children are not any better than those that were involved in the 1976 Soweto Uprising. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year ...
33pc of children under 5 malnourished: Mugabe 21 May 2013 HARARE - One in every three children under the age of five is chronically malnourished, while an estimated 25 percent of deaths of children under the age of five is a result of nutritional deficiencies in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe has said. He was speaking during the launch of the Food an...